Thursday, June 13, 2013

Style Guide for Imaginary Stories #1

When dealing with imaginary stories, one sure fire way to tell that a character closely associated with truth, justice and the American way has turned evil is to add pin-stripes to his suit!

Nothing says gangster like those pin-stripes.

Script by Cary Bates 
Pencils by Curt Swan 
Inks by Dan Adkins 

Superman #231 
"The Wheel of Super-Fortune!" 
November 1970
Copyright (c) DC Comics

Monday, June 10, 2013

I suppose it could work, but...

Hell, I'm impressed!

Although more so for the fact that no one died or was seriously injured during Superman's makeshift light show.

Pencils by Win Mortimer

Kellogg's Promotional Giveaway
The Superman Time Capsule
 Copyright (c) DC Comics

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Ladies Man Lex!

I love how even on a date, Lex never loses the purple and green motif.

It seems to be working for him, however, so who am I to poke fun.

Script by Cary Bates
 Pencils by Kurt Schaffenberger
 Inks by Kurt Schaffenberger

The Superman Family #172
The Cheat The Whole World Cheered
August/September 1975
 Copyright (c) DC Comics

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Current Affairs - Andy Diggle

In a perfect world, we'd be looking forward to picking up the third issue of Andy Diggle's run on Action Comics being released today.

Well, we all know how that turned out.

For those of you still stinging at the loss, you can always look to your back issues, as Andy Diggle did write Superman before in the pages of the wonderfully crafted and endlessly entertaining mini-series from 2004, Adam Strange.

While Superman's role was rather brief in the series (here he can be seen delivering some rather bad news to Adam Strange), there was a harbinger of things to come as I believe Andy Diggle left DC for Marvel after an overly-heavy editorial hand demanded changes in the ending of his story to better line things up for Infinite Crisis.

Sound familiar?

Oh well, some people just can't win.

But don't let that dissuade you from checking out this gem of a story.  I know this is a Superman blog, but this is definitely one of my favorite stories from the early 2000's.  If nothing else, it does feature some gorgeous artwork by Pascal Ferry and Dave McCaig that truly makes the interstellar vistas and alien backdrops pop to life.

Script by Andy Diggle
Artwork by Pascal Ferry
Colors by Dave McCaig
Letters by Rob Leigh

Adam Strange
Planet Heist Part One
November 2004
Copyright (c) DC Comics

Monday, June 3, 2013

Context-less Panel Tomfoolery

Some things are better left with no context or explanation.


Script by Bill Finger
Pencils by Curt Swan
Inks by George Klein

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #85
"Love Me, Love My Beast!"
June 1965
 Copyright (c) DC Comics